Boston, MA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: Code. 94c/33/c notice received. If stopped by police would you be arrested or fingerprinted.

How can police get wrong person, right name and address.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph B. Simons

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: If you received a summons in the mail, it means you have to go into court on a specific day regarding the allegations against you. Unfortunately the police get the wrong person sometimes, which is why we have defense attorneys and jury trials. You may want to go into the courthouse ahead of time and see if you can get a copy of the criminal complaint and police report, and go over it with a criminal defense attorney (many offer free consultations).

As long as you show up to court, the police won't come to your house and arrest you on this charge. If you miss the court date, a warrant will issue and then you could get arrested.

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